Experts Advancing ACGIH

Committees are established by and responsible to the Board of Directors. The activities of each Committee are directed by an individual mission statement. Committee members are appointed by the Board of Directors; any ACGIH member interested in volunteering for possible appointment may do so by writing to the Chair of ACGIH in care of the Headquarters Office (3640 Park 42 Drive | Cincinnati, Ohio 45241; phone: 513-742-2020, e-mail:

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This Committee strengthens the profession by strengthening the relationship between the two groups (ACGIH and AIHA); seeks out areas where collaboration would be cost-effective; selects projects which would compliment both organizations; and recognizes the equal, but different, core missions of the two organizations.

Current members of ACGIH-AIHA-JOEH Interaction Committee:

AIHA President
J. Lindsay Cook, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
JOEH President
William A. Groves, PhD, MPH, CIH, CSP
ACGIH Third-Year Representative
Thomas J. Lentz, PhD
ACGIH Board Chair
COL(Ret.) Mary S. Lopez, PhD, CPE
AIHA President-Elect
John Mulhausen, PhD, CIH, CSP
AIHA Past President
Kathleen S. Murphy, CIH
ACGIH Treasurer
Nancy E. Wilk, HBSc, MHSc, CIH
Ex Officio
ACGIH Executive Director
Frank Mortl III, CAE
Ex Officio
AIHA Chief Executive Officer
Lawrence D. Sloan, CAE

To assist the Board of Directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities as they relate to the financial reporting process, internal controls, and the annual audit. The Committee will maintain an effective working relationship with the Board of Directors, ACGIH® management, and the organization’s independent external auditors. The Committee shall prepare and submit to the Board of Directors each year an annual budget. The Committee shall have supervision over investing and reinvesting ACGIH® funds. The Committee shall meet at least once annually.

Current members of Audit & Finance Committee:

ChairNancy E. Wilk, HBSc, MHSc, CIH
MemberJack Caravanos, DrPH, CIH
MemberDonald D. Elswick, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CIT
MemberCOL(Ret.) Mary S. Lopez, PhD, CPE
Staff LiaisonFrank Mortl III, CAE

To select an individual(s), a group(s), or both to be given an award for outstanding contributions to occupational and environmental hygiene. Current members are:

ChairMichael J. Ellenbecker, ScD, CIH
MemberChris L. Laszcz-Davis, MS, CIH
MemberAudrey R. Lawrence, MPH
MemberEmily M. Lent, MS, PhD
MemberThomas M. Peters, MS, PhD, CIH
Staff LiaisonFrank Mortl III, CAE

To compile and disseminate information on biologically derived contaminants that may become airborne, to develop recommendations for assessment, control, remediation, and prevention of such hazards, and to establish criteria for bioaerosol exposure limits. Current members are:

ChairCheri Marcham, PhD, CIH, CSP, CHMM, FAIHA
Vice ChairJohn P. Springston, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
MemberAlbert Victor Condello, III, CSP, CHMM, NREMT
MemberJohn David Krause, PhD, MSPH, CIH
MemberStephen R. Larson, MS, CIH, CSP, RBP, RRPT
MemberFrancis J. Offermann, PE, CIH
MemberRobert Strode, MS, CIH
MemberPaula H. Vance, RM/SM(NRCM), SM(ASCP), CIE
ConsultantK. A. N. Aithinne, PhD, GSP, CPH
ConsultantDavid I. Bernstein, MD
ConsultantJonathan A. Bernstein, MD
ConsultantErin Bouttenot
ConsultantHung K. Cheung, MD, MPH, FACOEM
ConsultantGinger Chew, ScD, MSPH
ConsultantIan Cull, PE, CIH
ConsultantStephen J. Derman, CIH, FAIHA
ConsultantCynthia Ellwood, PhD, CIH
ConsultantPhilip G. Hauck, MSHS
ConsultantStephen King, PhD, MDiv, MPH
ConsultantAndrey A. Korchevskiy, PhD, DABT, CIH
ConsultantJames P. Kornberg, ScD, MD
ConsultantDe-Wei Li, PhD
ConsultantJoseph William Lstiburek, PhD
ConsultantKenneth F. Martinez, CIH
ConsultantWilliam D. Mele, CIEC, RCCP-SCF, RCP-FH
ConsultantJ. David Miller, PhD
ConsultantRichard J. Shaughnessy, PhD
ConsultantLuis E. Smith, CIH, FLAC
ConsultantChing-Yi Tsai, PhD
ConsultantChin Shan Yang, PhD
Board LiaisonEdward T. Zellers, PhD
Staff LiaisonRita Williams

To develop occupational biological exposure guidelines that are scientifically valid and supported by professional judgment, up-to-date, well-documented, understandable and clear, and produced by a clearly-defined process that is balanced and free of conflict of interest. Current members are:

ChairLarry K. Lowry, PhD
Vice ChairGlenn Talaska, PhD, CIH
MemberMichael Bader, Dr. rer. nat.
MemberLee M. Blum, PhD, F-ABFT
MemberJean Grassman, PhD, MS, CPH
MemberNancy B. Hopf, PhD
MemberKate Jones, MPhil
MemberHeiko U. Kaefferlein, Dr. rer. nat.
MemberLeena A. Nylander-French, PhD, CIH
MemberGary J. Spies, MPH, CIH, CSP
MemberClaude Viau, MS, Dsc
ConsultantPhilip Edelman
Board LiaisonThomas J. Lentz, PhD
Staff LiaisonRita Williams

To provide a safe and healthful environment by integrating state-of-the-art information from government and industry sources, using them to develop and recommend ventilation and other engineering controls to capture, collect, filter, and remove airborne contaminants from the workplace.

Current members of Industrial Ventilation Committee:

ChairJonathan F. Hale, MPA
Vice ChairGregg Grubb, CIH
MemberSergio A. Caporali Filho, PhD, CSP, CIH
MemberMichael Clark, PE
MemberMichael R. Clarke
MemberRobert Dayringer, CIH
MemberGeorge R. Gruetzmacher, PhD, PE, CIH
MemberChristopher P. Manning, PhD
MemberJohn L. McKernan, ScD, CIH, CAPT
MemberDale Price
MemberRafael Sartim, PhD
MemberRobert Shearer
MemberJennifer L. Topmiller, MS
MemberNeil J. Zimmerman, PhD, PE, CIH, FAIHA
ConsultantJames Kirt Boston
ConsultantThomas Godbey, Jr
ConsultantDaniel Josephs
ConsultantGerry A. Lanham, PE
ConsultantMonona Rossol, MS, BS, MFA
Board LiaisonDonald D. Elswick, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CIT
Staff LiaisonRita Williams

In 1995, the Boards of AAIH, ABIH, ACGIH®, and AIHA adopted a joint Code of Ethics to which members of these organizations shall conform, and to which every applicant attests by signing his or her membership application.

The Ethics Education Committee is simply that — an educational resource. The group is not an enforcement group or resolution board, but serves the membership by bringing to its attention ethical dilemmas facing the IH, and can serve as a sounding board for challenges facing the professional. In all cases, the Committee is guided by the canons of ethics

Current members of Joint Industrial Hygiene Ethics Education Committee (JIHEEC):

ChairAlan Leibowitz, CIH, CSP
Immediate Past ChairJohn Nicholas Rice, CIH
MemberGlenn J. Barbi, CIH
MemberMichael R. Cooper, CIH, CSP, MPH
MemberPamela L. Greenley, CIH
MemberBruce E. Lippy, PhD, CIH, CSP
MemberNancy Manning McClellan, MPH, CIH, CHMM
MemberJ. Torey Nalbone, PhD, CIH, FAIHA
MemberSteven Rucker, CIH, CHMM
Staff LiaisonVicky Yobp, CAE

Select a list of nominees for Board Directors and Nominating Committee for the annual election.

Current members of Nominating Committee:

ChairSheryl A. Milz, PhD, MOD, CIH, FAIHA
MemberMartin A. Cohen, ScD, CIH
MemberJohn S. Morawetz, ScM
MemberJ. Torey Nalbone, PhD, CIH, FAIHA
MemberMichael A. Valigosky, PhD, MSOH, CIH, CSP, RBP
MemberDonald M. Weekes, CIH, CSP
Staff LiaisonFrank Mortl III, CAE

To recommend airborne concentrations of agents and exposure conditions for use in the practice of industrial hygiene and by other qualified professionals to protect worker health.

Current members of Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances Committee:

ChairRachel Rubin, MD, MPH
Vice ChairBruce D. Naumann, PhD, DABT
MemberMarcy I. Banton, DVM, PhD, DABVT
MemberJeremy R. Beach, MB, BS, MD
MemberWilliam S. Beckett, MD, MPH
MemberDennis M. Casserly, PhD, CIH, FAIHA
MemberHugh W. Davies, PhD, MSc, BSC, CIH
MemberMichael DeLorme, PhD
MemberLaura Deakin, PhD, MPH
MemberAlison Elder, PhD
MemberDeborah C. Glass, MA, MSc, PhD
MemberIan A. Greaves, MD
MemberTheodore J. Hogan, PhD, CIH
MemberRachael Jones, PhD, MPH, CIH
MemberGerald L. Kennedy, Jr.
MemberMichael T. Kleinman, PhD
MemberEmily Lent, PhD
MemberEdward V. Sargent, PhD, MPH, DABT
MemberDarius D. Sivin, PhD
MemberCandace Tsai, ScD, CIH
MemberJames Wagner, PhD
ConsultantDavid C. May, ScD, CIH, PE
Board LiaisonJack Caravanos, DrPH, CIH
Staff LiaisonSkye Bickett, DHSc, MLIS

To develop occupational exposure guidelines for physical agents, including those of an acoustic, electromagnetic, radiological, ergonomic, mechanical, and thermal nature.

Current members of Threshold Limit Values for Physical Agents Committee:

ChairRichard L. Neitzel, PhD, CIH, FAIHA
Vice ChairLaurel Kincl, PhD, CSP
MemberMartin Cherniack, MD, MPH
MemberKenneth R. Foster, PhD, PE
MemberKarl Friedl, PhD
MemberStephanie C. Griffin, PhD, CIH
MemberBernard Martin, PhD
MemberDavid M. Rempel, MD, MPH, CPE
MemberMichael Schmoldt, CIH, PE, CHMM, MS, MPH, MBA
MemberDavid H. Sliney, PhD
MemberSuzanne D. Smith, PhD
MemberJune T. Spector, MD, MPH
MemberBruce E. Stuck, MS, ScD
ConsultantBeth A. Beidleman, ScD
ConsultantThomas E. Bernard, PhD, CIH
ConsultantGeorge C. Brainard, PhD
ConsultantAnthony J. Brammer, PhD
ConsultantJohn William Castellani, PhD
ConsultantSteven Chervak
ConsultantHugh W. Davies, PhD, MSc, BSC, CIH
ConsultantRobert R. Fox, PhD, CPE
ConsultantKenneth Kase, PhD
ConsultantSteven A. Lavender, PhD, CPE
ConsultantSteven W. Lockley, PhD
ConsultantDavid J. Lund
ConsultantWilliam S. Marras, PhD
ConsultantBlake McGowan
ConsultantThais C. Morata, PhD
ConsultantJames R. Potvin
ConsultantJames P. Seward, MD, MPP, MMM
ConsultantImelda Wong, PhD
Board LiaisonPam Susi, MSPH, CIH
Staff LiaisonRita Williams